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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Themes & Provenance| ▸ |Gods, Olympians| ▸ |Hera or Juno||View Options:  |  |  | 

Hera or Juno

Queen of the Gods, and the goddess of marriage and motherhood. Symbols are the peacock and the cow. Daughter of Kronus and Rhea. Wife and sister of Zeus.

Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D.

|Julia| |Maesa|, |Julia| |Maesa,| |Augusta| |8| |June| |218| |-| |224| |or| |225| |A.D.||denarius|
Juno was the protector and special counselor of the state. She was a daughter of Saturn, and sister and wife of Jupiter and the mother of Juventas, Mars, and Vulcan. Her Greek equivalent is Hera.
RS111598. Silver denarius, RIC IV 254, RSC III 16, BMCRE V 67, Hunter III 4, SRCV II 7750, aVF, a little rough, rev. off center, edge crack, uneven tone, scratches, weight 2.783 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 218 - 220 A.D.; obverse IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right, hair in nearly vertical waves, looped plait at back; reverse IVNO, Juno standing slightly left, veiled head left, patera in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 124 (8 Jan 2023), lot 986 (part of); $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


Knossos, Crete, c. 330 - 300 B

|Crete|, |Knossos,| |Crete,| |c.| |330| |-| |300| |B||drachm|
SH35118. Silver drachm, BMC Crete p. 21, 26; SNG Cop 374, Fair, rough cleaning, weight 3.172 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Knossos mint, obverse head of Hera left, wearing stephane; reverse square labyrinth with entrance; rare; SOLD


Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.

|Volusian|, |Volusian,| |c.| |November| |251| |-| |July| |or| |August| |253| |A.D.||sestertius|
This small shrine of Juno was possibly located in the Campus Martius. Hill however suggests Campus Martialis, a small area at the foot of Mons Caelius.
SH20392. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 253a, Cohen V 46, Hunter III 30, SRCV III 9787, VF, weight 21.118 g, maximum diameter 32.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 251 - 253 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse IVNONI MARTIALI S C, Juno seated left in distyle shrine; SOLD


Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D., Philippopolis, Thrace

|Philippopolis|, |Commodus,| |March| |or| |April| |177| |-| |31| |Dec| |192| |A.D.,| |Philippopolis,| |Thrace||assarion|
This is only the second example of this type known to Forum. All three references we list for this type actually refer to the same coin, described as having a completely uncertain obverse legend. That coin is now in the Archaeological Museum Sophia.
RP63215. Bronze assarion, RPC Online 7559, Varbanov III 1061 (R5), Mouchmov Philip 207, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, Lindgren -, SNG Fitz -, SNG Hunterian -, et al. -, www -, VF, perhaps the finest of the type, weight 4.338 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, Philippopolis (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, obverse AY KAI M ANT - KOMMOΔOC, laureate head right; reverse ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN, Hera standing facing in long drapery, head left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand; 2nd known to Forum; USA import restricted type, from the old stock of a retiring Ohio dealer acquired by Forum in 2012; extremely rare; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Augusta Traiana, Thrace

|Augusta| |Traiana|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.,| |Augusta| |Traiana,| |Thrace||AE| |32|
Hera (Juno to the Romans) is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Hera's mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. The cow, lion and the peacock were considered sacred to her. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the kalathos. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her. Paris earned Hera's hatred by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.
RB73700. Bronze AE 32, SchŲnert-Geiss MATT 117 (V49/R96); Varbanov II 1029 (R4); Mionnet supp. II p. 508, 178 var. (head); SNG Cop -, VF, dark green patina, some light corrosion, central cavities, weight 16.852 g, maximum diameter 31.8 mm, die axis 225o, Augusta Traiana (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) mint, hegemon Statilus Barbarus, 196 - 198 A.D.; obverse AVK Λ CEΠTIM CEVHPOC Π, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse HΓ ET BAPBAPOY AVΓOVCTHC TPAIANHC, Hera standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos and veil, patera in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand; SOLD


Aetolian League, Aetolia, Greece, 205 - 150 B.C.

|Aetolia|, |Aetolian| |League,| |Aetolia,| |Greece,| |205| |-| |150| |B.C.||hemiobol|
The Aetolian League was a confederation of tribal communities and cities centered in central Greece, probably established to oppose Macedon and the Achaean League. Other Greeks considered Aetolians to be semi-barbaric, but their league had an effective political and administrative structure and a powerful army. By the end of the 3rd century B.C., it controlled the whole of central Greece outside Attica. At its height, the league included Locris, Malis, Dolopes, part of Thessaly, Phocis, and Acarnania. Some Mediterranean city-states, such as Kydonia on Crete, joined. As the first Greek ally of the Roman Republic, the league helped defeat Philip V of Macedon. Roman meddling in Greek affairs shifted opinion and a few years later the league sided with Antiochus III, the anti-Roman Seleucid king. Antiochus' defeat in 189 B.C. forced the league to sign a treaty that allowed it to exist but made it an feeble pawn of the Roman Republic.
GB82444. Bronze hemiobol, BCD Akarnania 572, Tsangari 1527a; SGCV I 2323, VF, weight 5.595 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 0o, Aitolian mint, 205 - 150 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Herakles standing facing, leaning on club in right hand, with lion's skin draped over left arm, N over I between leg and club, AITΩ/ΛΩN in two downward lines starting on the right; SOLD







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